September 2020 Archives

We hope you are well and that the start of the semester has been smooth! We know that even if you taught remotely last spring, this semester has brought new challenges.

Are you interested to know what your students are thinking about your courses? We strongly recommend requesting a midcourse survey for just-in-time formative feedback. Departments can set up a midcourse survey for any course through Blue, the same system that hosts SIRS. Midcourse reports are not utilized within the promotion, tenure, or advancement systems, and are instead meant for formative feedback. Alternatively, instructors can also create their own midcourse surveys in Google Forms, Qualtrics, an anonymous survey in Canvas, or use a tool for continuous feedback like BluePulse

CTAAR has several upcoming sessions that may be of interest to you no matter the direction you are considering. 

Interpreting and Utilizing Student Feedback for Change: Midcourse Surveys 

Tuesday September 29, 2020, 9:30am-11:00am

This workshop explains the process for distributing a customized midcourse survey to obtain student feedback. The process for conducting a midcourse survey will be explained whether through Blue or another platform like Google Forms. Quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze the data obtained from the survey will be discussed and templates provided. How this analysis could be extended to other forms of student feedback will also be discussed. The underlying focus will be how to make course improvements while addressing student concerns.

If you wish to attend the workshop or you wish to receive the video recording after the workshop, please RSVP here

Adding Questions in Blue to Midcourse Surveys for Faculty

October 8, 2020, 9:30am-10:00am, RSVP: 

October 8, 2020, 3:00pm - 3:30pm, RSVP: 

This session will bring instructors through the process of how to add questions to their midcourse survey in Blue. Best practices for question design and tips for promoting engagement will also be covered. 

Please let us know if you have any questions and we hope you find these opportunities helpful!

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